NED - NETHERLANDS
OSS, VORSTENGRAFDONK, GRAAFSE BAAN, PAALGRAVEN
Description Not to be confused with 1967÷1968 circuit, Circuit Maashaven and Circuit Elzenburg
Location Oss - Noord Brabant - Zuid-Nederland
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 51°44'16"     + 5°33'50"
51.737778     5.563889
UTM Coordinates X = 677025.206  -  Y = 5734984.662  -  Zone 31U
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia
Altitude AMSL 11 m - 36 ft
Inauguration 2004
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2897239Track layout
(2) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2897250Track layout
(3) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2897266Track layout
(4) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2897288Track layout
(5) English www.milermeter.com/?r=2899211Track layout
(6) Dutch www.racesport.nl (...)
(7) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(8) Dutch www.wegraceoss.nlOfficial website

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Circuit Graafse Baan / Circuit Vorstengrafdonk
Description  
Years 2004
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 2004
Closing 2004
Last update of this page June 8th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3400  m 11156  ft 2.113  mi   (7)
length 3330  m 10925  ft 2.069  mi    
length 3336  m 10944  ft 2.073  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (2)

Circuit Graafse Baan / Circuit Vorstengrafdonk
Description  
Years 2005
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 2005
Closing 2005
Last update of this page June 8th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3560  m 11680  ft 2.212  mi    
length 3650  m 11975  ft 2.268  mi   (7)
length 3571  m 11717  ft 2.219  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (3)

Circuit Paalgraven / Circuit Vorstengrafdonk
Description  
Years 2006
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 2006
Closing 2006
Last update of this page June 8th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3560  m 11680  ft 2.212  mi    
length 3579  m 11742  ft 2.224  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (4)

Circuit Paalgraven / Circuit Vorstengrafdonk
Description  
Years 2007÷2008
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 2007
Closing 2008
Last update of this page June 8th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3560  m 11680  ft 2.212  mi    
length 3562  m 11687  ft 2.214  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (1)

Circuit Paalgraven / Circuit Vorstengrafdonk
Description  
Years 2009÷...
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Road course
Inauguration 2009
Closing  
Last update of this page June 8th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3480  m 11417  ft 2.162  mi   (6)
length 3400  m 11155  ft 2.113  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (5)

Oss: Circuit Graafse Baan / Circuit Vorstengrafdonk (2004)

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Oss: Circuit Graafse Baan / Circuit Vorstengrafdonk (2005)

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Oss: Circuit Paalgraven / Circuit Vorstengrafdonk (2006)

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Oss: Circuit Paalgraven / Circuit Vorstengrafdonk (2007÷2008)

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Oss: Circuit Paalgraven / Circuit Vorstengrafdonk (2009÷...)

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PHOTOS

Circuit Paalgraven / Circuit Vorstengrafdonk 2007÷2008
Photos and description in English by Quintin03, translation into Italian by Guido de Carli

Photos by Quintin03 - June 8th 2009
Click on thumbnail to open original large photo

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Starting gridPit lanePit exitThe first corner in the background

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You can see a slight kinkThe turn one run offThe campingHigh tech safety devices

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An old chicane, not used anymoreThe exit of the chicaneMore high tech safety devicesAround the right side

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Would you like a beer?
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And back to the leftAnother kinkA short straght

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The only bit of guardrail along the trackThis road through the forest was part of the circuit in 2004Turn 3 and some youngsters pretending to be racingTurn 4

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Turn 5Looking to the turn 6 grandstandTurn 6The grandstand over an old part of the track

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Turn 7Another short straightPart of an old chicaneThe other side

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Back on the straightThe original start lineTurn 8Turn 9

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Turn 10 in the backgroundTurn 10Turn 11, named after the sponsor Vice Versa, notice the wooden run off that runs over a canalFinish


Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
June 8th 2009 Circuit Paalgraven / Circuit Vorstengrafdonk 2007÷2008 Quintin03   Quintin03 Update Photos (on this site)
June 8th 2009     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Quintin03 Update Description with map
June 8th 2009 Circuit Paalgraven / Circuit Vorstengrafdonk 2009÷... Guido de Carli Quintin03 Quintin03 Update Description with map
September 12th 2008     Guido de Carli     New Description without map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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